We are glad to announce that that the biennial meeting of the Society for functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (SfNIRS) is about to start after being postponed twice due to the difficult times we have endured together.
Though we have yet to achieve a full recovery, we have almost 500 registrants, 400 of whom will attend in person, surely a good enough number to let the wheel turn again. From the more than 300 excellent abstract submissions, we have strived to organize a program that will promote discussions, inspire audiences and bring valuable insights, contributing to the further advancement of the field.

We appreciate many colleagues helping us evaluate the submission. Their contributions helped us select the oral and poster sessions, including a virtual oral session and 3 poster blitz sessions newly adopted for this hybrid meeting.
The program also includes a keynote talk, eight invited talks introducing each oral sessions, and a special guest talk for further activation of the field. This year special session “Neuroergonomics – fNIRS on the Go” aims to explore possible new directions for fNIRS research. The conference will be preceded by a two-day Educational Program, which will help strengthen the technical foundations of fNIRS studies.

We thank our eleven sponsors for their generous contributions to this conference, and the 15 exhibitors, who will show us all their new fNIRS gadget during the conference. Last but not least, we would like to acknowledge our local colleagues who have arranged for food and coffee and organized social events, and our administrator, Stacey Ladieu, who, as always, has worked overtime trying to accommodate everyone’s needs.

We hope you to have a great time in Boston, a sophisticated, academic city filled with traditional and natural beauties in the lovely autumn season, and we hope this conference will be fruitful for you.

Ippeita Dan, Sabrina Brigadoi, Meryem Yucel and Maria Angela Franceschini

Conference Chairs

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